how to pronounce levee


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levee is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of levee in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… levees the valley park levee was stood …”

meanings of levee


  1. The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
  2. An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
  3. The border of an irrigated field.
  4. A reception of visitors held after getting up.
  5. The steep bank of a river.
  6. A pier or other landing place on a river.
  7. A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.


  1. To attend the levee or levees of.
  2. To keep within a channel by means of levees.

levee frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word levee occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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